Classroom Management

The Buzz On Cicadas: Cross-Curricular Activities

By Phil Nast April 22, 2013 10:13 am

In his memoir Naturalist, E.O. Wilson describes how he decided to become an ant expert. He was originally drawn to flies, a particular family of long-legged green and blue flies that appeared, he thought, “like animated gemstones,” but the …

Education policy

A Chardon High School Teacher’s Reflections on School Safety, One Year Later

By Tammy Segulin February 27, 2013 9:39 am

We always say, “We never thought it would happen here.” Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. When this kind of violence came to my community, and my school, we all said the same thing. How could anyone ever think something like …


Education technology

Should Students Be Allowed Access to iPads and Computers During Standardized Tests?

By Daniel Cox April 19, 2013 10:49 am

As teachers in the 21st century, we are expected by our schools, districts, states, and even country to utilize technology within the classroom.  We use the Internet, smart boards, video projectors, computers, iPads, iPods, and a myriad of other forms …


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Cesar Chavez: An American Hero

By Lily Eskelsen March 14, 2014 9:18 am

“You Can’t Humiliate Someone Who Has Pride. You Can’t Oppress Someone Who’s Not Afraid Anymore.” – Cesar Chavez Local Associations are going to the movies March 28th and taking friends. Lots of friends. Because they bought out the theater, and…


An Updated Practical Ed Tech Webinar Course – How To Use Google Drive In School

Over the last few months Google has rolled-out new features in Google Drive. Accordingly, I've revamped much of material in my Practical Ed Tech webinar series How to Use Google Drive In School…. The next offering of the course
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Free Technology for Teachers

ClassCharts Offers Collaboration and Artificial Intelligence in Classroom Management

ClassCharts… is an excellent tool for creating online seating charts, behavior charts, and behavior reports. ClassCharts allows you to create online seating charts for each of your classes. Through those seating charts you can record attendance, give virtual kudos to
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Free Technology for Teachers

Afternoon Video: Did CNN Treat Chicago Schools Fairly?

  It's not quite at the level of "Scandal," but discussion surrounding CNN's "Chicagoland"reality series about Chicago schools, long-troubled Fenger High School (yes, that Fenger), and principal Elizabeth Dozier has been pretty intense in recent days and weeks. Get up …
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This Week In Education

Doctopus Is Now Easier to Use Than Ever Before – Automate Workflow in Google Drive

…The new version of Google Sheets has brought with it a new way of using Scripts. All of my favorite scripts are now located through the Add-ons menu in Google Sheets. One of my favorite scripts now found in the
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Free Technology for Teachers

An Interactive Atlas of the Valley of the Kings

Atlas of the Valley of the Kings is an interactive atlas developed through the Theban Mapping Project. The atlas contains more than 2000 images and models of tombs in the Valley of the Kings…. You can scroll through
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Free Technology for Teachers

Plans to Have Michelle Obama Speak at Graduation Cause a Stir in Topeka

Plans to combine ceremonies for the city's five high schools may mean fewer guests for each graduate, which some families have objected to. …
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